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SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of July 23

Proptalk: 5Q with Steve Weikal
DUSP alum Steve Weikal MCP '08, SM '08, head of Industry Relations at CRE talks to Headquarters Optimized about the real estate trends he’s watching for such as convergence, intelligence, and fracking. HqO.

Your front row seat to the trade war
On Marketplace’s “Make Me Smart,” podcast Media Lab spinoff Chibitronics cofounders Jie Qi SM '12, PD '16, PhD '16 (MAS) and Bunnie Huang '97, MNG '97, PhD '02 discuss how the new import tariffs will affect small companies and especially hit STEM educators. Listen.

Call for papers: “Future Anterior”
Architecture alum Jorge Otero-Pailos PhD '02 edits the latest issue of “Future Anterior,” Columbia GSAPP’s peer reviewed journal that approaches the field of historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry. Otero-Pailos and guest Editor @davidgissen seek articles that critically examine engagements with disability within the theory and history of historic preservation. Submissions due Nov. 1, 2018

"How to Be an Ally for Domestic Workers"
For the series finale of The CareForce One Travelogues from ACT alumna Marisa Jahn SMVisS ’07, the CareForce team meets one of South Florida’s estimated 100,000 domestic workers, a Jamaican immigrant who overcame odds to land a great gig. Youtube

Jonny Sun produces book with "Hamilton" creator
Coming this fall, “Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You,” will be a collection of  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s short poems with illustrations by DUSP PhD candidate Jonny Sun. The Boston Globe.

Even at MIT, good ideas don't grow on trees
Jacqueline M. Kory Westlund, a PhD candidate in the Media Arts and Sciences program at the Media Lab, explains her method of finding good ideas: preparation and practice. Slice of MIT.

CO’s 2018 Rising Star award
At a recent event, CRE alum Michael Kazmierski '08 was named Commercial Observer's 2018 Rising Star. Kazmierski found a passion in real estate at an early age. In 2016, he became the youngest principal employee in the Kaufman Organization’s century-long history to be elevated to principal and director of acquisitions of Kaufman New Ventures. Learn more

Wet • Montreal
An architectural projection from ACT alumnus Don Ritter SMVisS ’88 is now on view at the Pavillon Président-Kennedy (UQÀM), Montréal, Canada. The projection will begin 30 minutes after sunset and run until 1 am through August 22. Learn more.

Climate change is behind the global heat wave. Why won't the media say it?
Anthropogenic climate change has been well documented for over a century, why are we still shying away from linking intensifying natural disasters and extreme weather events with global warming? An op-ed from DUSP alumna Leah Stokes PhD '15, SM '15. Los Angeles Times

Local engineer controls sound in an amazing way
Alum Joe Pompei PhD '02 demonstrates the sound-focusing Audio Spotlight technology from spinoff Holosonics. WCVB.

CRE alum featured in Wall Street Journal
Bill Browning ‘91, Founding Partner of Terrapin Bright Green, shares his expertise in biophilic design, or designs that incorporate elements of nature both outside and inside. Learn more.